Tag Archives: St. Joseph’s Hospital

First Anniversary (Part I)


A year ago Memorial Day weekend, I was admitted to Crouse Hospital in Syracuse with extremely high blood sugar. I have diabetes mellitus, type 2. Four times attempts had been made to treat it but I couldn’t tolerate the medicine. … Continue reading

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Cora was a Lady


They’re coming to take me away today ha-ha ho-ho hee-hee they’re coming to take me away today . . . Yesterday the social worker came and told me that Rosewood Heights Nursing Home has “offered me a bed.” In Medicaid … Continue reading

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Doctors and Accountability


So here it is, just another rainy morning in Syracuse, and I’m tucked up on Four North at Crouse Hospital.  Four North is the cardiac unit.  My heart is no better or worse than usual but, since I’m only receiving … Continue reading

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Starting One Week Ago—Check It Out


The NYS Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (CQC) has been supplanted by the NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs.  http://www.justicecenter.ny.gov/ Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of the Justice Center for the Protection … Continue reading

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The Morons at DOH


I don’t know when it went bad.  I turned out my light at 10:00 p.m. but didn’t go to sleep.  Not upset or anything—no idea why I wasn’t sleepy—so I got up and went out to the nurses’ station where … Continue reading

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Life in the 467th Group


Anonymous has commented “You are not costing the government any money. Hospitals are paid on a DRG basis. Which means the hospital you are in is eating the cost of your stay beyond any diagnosis related treatment days.” In the first … Continue reading

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Crouse: The Kinder, Gentler Hospital


So, not being complete morons, Stevie and I came up with a plan:  we called an ambulance and took me to the hospital—not St. Joe’s!  We had had enough of their totally botched care, not to mention the absolute absence of … Continue reading

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